Two Towns in Provence
by M.F.K. Fisher (author of The Boss Dog). The "two towns" were orginally published as "Map of Another Town" and "A Considerable Town", about Aix-en-Provence and Marseille. A personal and insightful view of life in the South of France.
The Boss Dog
For those of us who know Aix-en-Provence well, this story evokes happy memories, with the Cours Mirabeau, Les Deux Garçons, the tiny Passage Agard and the Place du Palais du Justice. With the "boss dog" of course passing through each of the nicely-written vignettes. By M. K. F. Fisher.
The Olive Farm: a memoir of life, love, and olive oil in the south of France
An evocative narrative describes how the author purchased and developed an abandoned olive farm in Provence. By Carol Drinkwater.
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The Olive Season: amour, a new life, and olives too
A sequel to "Olive Farm: a memoir of life, love, and olive oil in the south of France". By Carol Drinkwater.
The Idiot and the Odyssey: Walking the Mediterranean
(Paperback) by Joel Stratte-McClure
"This is a wonderful story of a journey through a fascinating part of the world, through time and history, and best of all, a story of people. I learned much about the parts lands that were new to me, and it gave me a new vision of the coast of France that I thought I knew so well." [by Beyond]
Peter Mayle, A year in Provence
A very popular book, if somewhat controversial with local residents. Responsible for a wide interest in Provence.
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Peter Mayle, Toujours Provence
Also very popular, one of Mr. Mayle's many follow-on books about life in Provence.
A Wild Herb Soup: the life of a French countrywoman
An insightful description of life in a traditional back-country village. Translated from: Soupe aux Herbes Sauvages. By Emillie Carles.
Provence & the French Riviera, by Rick Steves